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Choosing a Ridesharing Accident Attorney
There are four main questions that one should ask before selecting an attorney with regards to ridesharing accidents. First, whether or not the lawyer that’s going to be selected is a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who dedicates himself exclusively to personal injury lawsuits. The next thing is whether that lawyer has experience with regards to handling ridesharing cases. Have they handled these types of cases from beginning to end? That brings up the third question as far as whether the attorney is a trial attorney. That means that the attorney is someone who handles the case all the way to trial and obtains a verdict or a resolution for the client.
The last question you should ask is whether the attorney is a board-certified personal injury attorney. That means that they rank inside the top three percent of all the attorneys in the state of Texas as being a specialist in personal injury law. With those four questions being asked and answered by the attorney that you’re talking to, it should form a good basis for you to make a decision.
Recovering Lost Wages
Under Texas law, if you’re involved in an accident, including a ridesharing accident, you are entitled to lost wages. What we look at is how much money you were making prior to the accident. In order to determine this, we will look at W-2s, tax returns or similar-type documents, such as a 1099. However, you may also be wondering if you can recover compensation even if you’re not currently employed at the time of the accident? Loss of future earning capacity is also possible under Texas law. We will look at education, experience, and prior jobs to determine this value. It is important to hire an experienced lawyer that handles ridesharing cases on a regular basis. An experienced lawyer will guide you so that you can receive the maximum amount of lost wages in your claim.
Ridesharing Accident Claim Value
Determining ridesharing accident case value is very difficult to answer at the beginning of the case. However, there are three factors that we look at. One is what the extent of the injuries are. Did the person suffer a neck injury, a back injury, a concussion, a traumatic brain injury, and are they going to need additional medical help? The second thing that we look at is how and why the accident happened. We need to know what the Uber or Lyft driver was doing. Were they paying attention to their phone? Also, in accidents involving Uber or Lyft drivers, the laws are different. Typically, when you have a taxi or a bus, they make sure that their drivers go through training. However, to be an Uber or Lyft driver, all you need is a driver’s license and a vehicle. The third thing that we look at is the amount of insurance. This is typically very different than auto or bus accident cases, which is why it’s important to hire an experienced lawyer right away.
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